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KMK Media wins international Telly Award for TV commercials

KMK Media Group won a silver Telly Award for its production of a series of television commercials for Pearson, the regional heating/cooling/plumbing/pest control company. The commercials featured actual Pearson service technicians sharing stories about some of their favorite customer experiences. This is the 40th year the Telly Awards have been given out, honoring excellence in […]

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First National Bank and Trust achieves 5-Star Rating from BauerFinancial

First National Bank and Trust has achieved another Superior 5-Star Rating from BauerFinancial, the nation’s leading independent bank and credit union rating and research firm. BauerFinancial has been reporting on and analyzing the performance of U.S. banks and credit unions since 1983.

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Edward Jones financial advisor announces grand opening in Beloit

Ryan Benton, of the financial services firm Edward Jones, invites the public to join him at a grand opening celebration. The event will begin at 5 p.m. on  June 19 at his office at 1406 Willowbrook Road, Beloit. Various activities are planned, including a ribbon cutting ceremony, door prizes and giveaway baskets. Guests will have […]

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Rosecrance director participates in 5th annual Kennedy Forum Meeting

Dan DeGryse, director of Rosecrance Florian Program and battalion chief of the Chicago Fire Department, will participate in the 5th annual Kennedy Forum Meeting as moderator for a roundtable discussion on “Supporting First Responders.” The 5th annual Kennedy Forum Meeting takes place on June 11 at the Chicago Cultural Center . DeGryse has over 29 […]

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KMK Media creates updated brand, website and collateral for financial advisory firm

KMK Media Group developed new collateral, website and updated brand for Heritage Way Advisors, a fee-only retirement planning and wealth management firm serving clients across the United States. The mobile-enabled website highlights the firm’s financial niche and expertise, its advisors, its investment approach and offers client portal access.

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theFranaGroup presents scholarships to local students

theFranaGroup, a national healthcare consulting firm headquartered in Rockford, announced today the award of two $1,000 scholarships to local individuals. The firm established the scholarships in 2015 in collaboration with the Crusader Community Health Foundation as part of its celebration in helping clients achieve the $1 billion milestone in funding. Both scholarships are funded by […]

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Rockford wealth manager earns CPFA credential

John O’Connor of CYRS Wealth Advisors in Rockford, an independent boutique financial planning and wealth management firm, recently earned the designation of Certified Plan Fiduciary Advisor (CPFA) from the National Association of Plan Advisors. O’Connor has over ten years of retirement planning experience and holds additional earned designations of Certified Financial Planner and Accredited Investment […]

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First National Bank and Trust announces promotions

First National Bank and Trust (FNBT) announced the promotion of three individuals in the cash management, commercial, and wealth management departments as approved at a recent board meeting. Julie Miller has been promoted to vice president, cash management officer. She brings over 40 years of banking experience to First National Bank and Trust, with 20 […]

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US Secretary of the Navy visits Fairbanks Morse’s Beloit facility

Fairbanks Morse, an EnPro Industries company, announced that the company has received a visit from Secretary of the Navy, Honorable Richard V. Spencer. The Secretary addressed Fairbanks Morse employees at its Beloit facility and acknowledged the company’s decades-long dedication to supporting the United States Navy with their critical power solutions. Secretary Spencer recently named the […]

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Brian Wagner receives Faculty of the Year Award at RVC

Rock Valley College (RVC) Assistant Professor of Philosophy Brian Wagner was honored in April as the 31st recipient of the Rock Valley College Faculty of the Year award. Wagner has taught at RVC since 2010. He received his Associate of Arts in foreign languages from Vincennes University and his B.A. and M.A. in philosophy from […]

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